Trump administration plans to support black colleges, meets with skepticism


Education secretary, Betsy DeVos, and White House official, Omarosa Manigault, meet with Howard University leaders.

Madison Rexroat

A report from BuzzFeed News last week suggests that the Trump administration will consider an executive order to move the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Education Department to the White House, which will signify a higher priority from the administration.

Despite the new president’s meetings and discussions with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund during his campaign, colleges are skeptical about Trump’s intentions and whether or not he’ll follow through with their concerns.

With concerns of funding, infrastructure, and student financial aid, college leaders are likely to face backlash if they choose to work with Trump, but it could offer much needed benefits.

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